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Pro Bono Spotlight: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLC

A History of More than Fifty Years of Partnership, Commitment and Collaboration The partnership between Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (“Pillsbury”) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (“LCCRSF”) begins with the organization’s birth. During the civil rights movement … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLC

 


Pro Bono Spotlight: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF) and our partner the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) have been at the forefront of providing support to immigrant and refugee families seeking accountability and reparations by filing Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) administrative complaints for harm they suffered when torn apart … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP



Take Action Now to Protect Asylum Seekers

Call to Action The right to seek asylum from persecution and harm is enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the U.S. promoted and signed in 1948.  Since Day One, the Trump Administration has launched xenophobic and un-American attacks against the U.S. asylum system. From separating families at the border, to attempting to ban asylum seekers who did not enter through an official … Continue reading Take Action Now to Protect Asylum Seekers



LCCRSF’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum system

On June 10, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed sweeping regulations that, if implemented, would substantially dismantle our nation’s asylum system. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area condemns these proposed changes, which represent a blatant rejection of our commitments under U.S. law and international treaty obligations to provide safe harbor to those in need of humanitarian protection. Under the proposed regulations, an individual who is seeking protection from gender-based persecution would be ineligible for asylum, one … Continue reading LCCRSF’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum system



An open letter from our Executive Director

Rising to meet the needs of the moment and movement Dear Friends, Each day feels like a lifetime these days. It has been fourteen days since George Floyd was killed. In the days that have followed we have watched daily police violence against protesters. These images have kept us awake at night. I am personally … Continue reading An open letter from our Executive Director